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Deceptive Advertising

Carton of Walmart Great Value Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

This is one of a number of class actions filed in the past year or so challenging the flavor designation of certain ice creams as “vanilla.” Laws on the flavoring and labeling of ice creams are different than for the flavoring and labeling of other foods. This class action brings suit against Walmart, Inc. for its Great Value brand Vanilla Bean ice cream.

Bottle of Spectracide Herbicide Concentrate

United Industries Corporation is settling a class action about the yield of its Spectracide Concentrate herbicide products. The products were designed to be mixed with water by the consumer before use, and the complaint alleged that the containers of concentrate did not yield as much herbicide solution as advertised.

Cover of Vogue Magazine Featuring Rihanna

Now that people pay for so many things through electronic means, it’s become easy for companies simply charge them again for things they never consented to. The complaint for this class action alleges that Conde Nast Entertainment, LLC charges consumers’ credit or debit cards for automatic renewal or continuous service subscriptions without first getting the consumers’ affirmative consent. 

Younique 3D Lashes

Younique, LLC is settling a class action on the subject of its original Moodstruck 3D fiber lashes. The complaint alleged that the lashes were not accurately labeled as being made of “100% natural green tea fibers.”

Tarte High-Performance Naturals Product

Tarte, Inc. is settling a class action centering on its “high-performance naturals” products. The complaint alleged that the company violated laws on labeling, marketing, and advertising its products.

Box of FatBoy Ince Cream Sandwiches

This is one more in a line of class actions challenging the designation of certain ice creams as “vanilla.” Casper’s Ice Cream, Inc. claims that its FatBoy brand ice cream sandwiches contain vanilla ice cream, but this complaint claims that this is improper based on the labeling rules for ice cream.

Package of Dreamhouse Fine Foods Praline Pecans

What is “evaporated cane juice”? The complaint for this class action claims that it’s nothing more or less than sugar. It also alleges that the use of this term in the ingredient list of Rite Aid Corporation’s praline pecans instead of the simpler word “sugar” is deceptive, leading consumers to think the snack is healthier than it really is.

FuelRod Kiosk

If a company makes a promise when a consumer first buys an item, must it continue to keep that promise for years to come? The complaint for this class action says yes. It claims that Tricopian, Inc. sold a portable charging product and then made “such a fundamental change in the nature of its support of the product as to deprive consumers of the primary benefit of the bargain.”

Juul "Starter Kit" with E-Cigarette and Pods

This class action is brought by two men who began vaping as minors who allege they had no idea that vaping products contained high levels of nicotine. The complaint claims that Juul Labs, Inc. did not properly disclose the contents of its pods and the hazards of smoking them.

AMD Logo and Computer Chip

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. is paying more than $12 million to settle a class action in California. The complaint alleged that the company misrepresented the number of cores in its AMD FX-8120, FX-8150, FX-8320, FX-8350, FX-8370, FX-9370, and/or FX-9590 CPUs, thus violating California’s Unfair Competition and False Advertising Laws.

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